A man who talks in his sleep lives in England. Now, that doesn’t sound very remarkable because my husband also talks in his sleep but he’s said only one amusing thing over all the years of our marriage. The man who lives in England says incredibly funny things almost every night. His insomniac wife, Karen Slavick Lennard, started writing his comments down and posted them on a blog for her friends. Others read them and the phenomenon boomed. They’ve appeared on television news both in England and the USA and have a line of T-shirts with his comments on them.
Here are a few of them:
“Elephants in thongs is not something you’ll see every day. Enjoy it.”
“Vampire penguins? Zombie guinea pigs? We’re done for.”
“Badger tickling: proceed with caution.”
“Put it down. Step away from the yam.”
Don’t you wonder what this man is dreaming? Perhaps it’s better if we don’t know.
You can visit their blog for more of these sayings, but I’m not going to give you the link because when he’s asleep, the man uses. . .umm. . . words I don’t. You can find him on YouTube, an easy search.
What was the funny thing my husband said? Many years ago, he woke me up in the middle of the night and asked, “How are President Nixon and a chipmunk alike? They both have acorns in their cheeks.” He fell back to sleep immediately. I was awake all night.
But getting back to the subject: elephants in thongs, vampire penguins. Aren’t these great story ideas? What could a writer do with these ramblings?